When you find an agility trainer that can improve your team performance and home in on a problem you just can’t seem to over come, it can be life altering! We asked agility enthusiasts from all over the country to share with us the names and locations of Great Agility Trainers and these are the responses we received. We have grouped them by state. It is by no means a complete list, but it’s very current and could be helpful! If you would like to add anyone else to our list, just leave the info in a comment below and we will be happy to update our info.
We are going to add these trainers and any links we have to our Blog List (lower right hand column) “GREAT AGILITY TRAINERS” and if you have anything to add, just let us know and we would be glad to include it. Take a look and see! And always remember -Run Happy!
Info from: Jody Dushkes Barbara Mah [ On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/barbara.mah.3?fref=ts ] of Stars and Stripes in Chino, CA is one of the best! I trained with 3 other agility handlers before her and she is soooo much better. She keeps up on all the latest methods by going to seminars, and taking a monthly class herself. She not only teaches you agility, but really teaches you how to handle, and is able to work with many different breeds (she runs Pembroke Welsh Corgis herself)
Info from: Ariane M. Bailey “Mary Champagne” (Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mary.champagne.98 ) “of The Agility Facility with several training locations in Connecticut.”
Info from: Pam Vojtas “Annette Alfonso here in So Fl is without a doubt the best on the planet – she is not only a world class handler, she is also a wonderfully intuitive instructor of both humans and dogs. And she has a wicked sense of humor and is always smiling!”
Info from: Christine Borak “Achieve Agility : Anette has helped Kayla and I through soon problem spots Kayla is now perfect on her weaves. She gives you lots of input so you can improve”
Annette Alfonso on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/annette.alfonso.1
She works at Achieve Agility Miami, Florida http://achieveagility.com/
Info from: Cynthia LeBouef Stone: “Holly Blakney, Dog Training Academy (web site: http://www.Prodogtraining.com ) in Davie, Florida” (Dog Training Academy of South Florida on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DogTrainingAcademyofSouthFlorida?fref=ts ) “-Annette Alfonso, Achieve Agility, South Florida (she has a couple of locations)” See info above. “/Karen Holik [ https://www.facebook.com/karen.holik?fref=ts ], On Course Agility [On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OnCourseAgility?fref=ts ](trains at various locations)”
Info from: Terry Herman “Bridget McKnight & Dogstar Performance Sports, Hanover, MD”
On Facebook https://www.facebook.com/dogstaragility
Dog Star Performance Dog Sports, Gamber, MD website: http://dogstar-agility.com/dogstar/
Info from: Sherry Holm “And I do have to mention Annie Pyle who teaches at Clean Run in MA! She is awesome!” On Clean Run: http://cleanrun.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=page.display&page_id=120
Info from: Sue Usher “we are blessed in the NE area with many great instructors. Annie Pyle at Clean Run, Betty Belliveau at Collinswood Canine Services. Amanda Shyne, and Laura Dolan all in Massachusetts..”
Info from: Amy Smith “Chris Ott and Frankie Joiris from Speedoggie in new jersey!!!!” On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Speedoggie/108156345937264?fref=ts
Info from: Jenn Cannon “Lynne Stephens and Karen Meikle at Dog Logic, Statesville, NC” See info above.
Info from: Sherry Holm “Lynn Stevens of Doglogic in Statesville, NC! See info above”.
Info from: Sallie Lau Nelson “Have to agree, Doglogic in Statesville, NC, with Lynne and Karen. They are great”. See info above.
Doglogic, Statesville, NC
Info from: Judy Chaet “Susan Wilson, A Good Dog’s Life, Asheville NC” http://www.agooddogslife.com
Info from: Kathryn Lynn Kokiko ” Vanessa Mortarino in Raleigh, NC. Simply the best! Provides classes and private lessons at Lap It Up in Durham, NC. Brings in the best for seminars… Rosanne Demascio, Daisy Peel and Linda Mecklenberg. So fortunate to have her in our area!”
Info from: Ashley A “You should add Tracy Hirsch who owns Airbourne Agility and teaches at Dog Fun Forever in Durham, NC as well as at Teamworks dog training in Youngsville, NC. She is amazing, has tons of competitive and training experience. She is intuitive about what you and your dog need, is encouraging and is positive to be around. Natalie Lewis Mauchmar is also an amazing instructor who teaches at the same two facilities. Natalie has tons of experience and knowledge about everything from trick training and puppy foundations to rock solid contacts and weaves, these two are amazing. Definitely some of my favorite instructors in NC!”
Lynn Brodie, Creekside Canines, Kernersville, NC
Info from: Jane Hefner Brightwell “Absolutely add Lynn Brodie trainer & owner of Creekside Canines. Located in Kernersville NC she has both an indoor facility and a wonderful outside field fully equipped for her students. She also periodically brings in world class agility trainers for special seminars. She is a full time professional trainer that is serious about her work & deserves to make the list. Thank you”
Info from: Arlene Prouty “Add Mike Masters of Masterpeace in Franklin”
Info from: Dagmar Fertl “Elizabeth Evans and the other instructors at Best Friends Fun Farm in McKinney, TX”. See info above.
CM Streek Agility Training Center
Becky Taylor Lord “Terry Dyck is the trainer/owner of CMS Streek, in Frankston, Texas” On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/CM-Streek-Agility-Training-Center-Inc/178183348867323 Web site: http://www.cmstreek.com
Amy Haskell is an approved AKC CGC Evaluator
On Facebook Show Me The Biscuit! https://www.facebook.com/showmethebiscuit?fref=ts
Show Me The Biscuit! website http://www.showmethebiscuit.com
Paws On Dog Training & Agility